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A Hurricane Season to Remember

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season kicked off with a record-breaking early start, then plowed full steam ahead, producing six major hurricanes?—?Harvey, Irma, Jose, Lee, Maria, and Ophelia?—?in just three months.

The Long Legacy of Ireland's 'Night of the Big Wind'

In October of 2017, Hurricane Ophelia hit Ireland, knocking out power to thousands of resident and killing at least three people. The storm caused serious damage, but it was far from the first time the island has weathered catastrophic winds. In 1839, a massive storm raged across Ireland, causing unprecedented destruction. Show More Summary

Reaping the whirlwind of climate change

Thirty years after the Great Storm, Hurricane Ophelia smashed Ireland. Devastating cyclones look set to become the norm

Hurricane Ophelia creates red sun in skies over England

The storm is believed to have picked up dust from the Sahara and debris from forest fires in Spain as it travelled towards England, causing the sun to appear red, creating an an orange glow.

Pictures of the Day – October 25, 2017

2 months agoHumor / odd : Off Stuff Magazine

Every day is leg day. via Best fall shot I’ve ever taken here in Maine! via Orchard after Ophelia hurricane. via This should be on every bathroom door. via I think a mistake was made. via Spotted in Sweden. via The smallest butt she has ever sniffed. via Every winter, this statue in Poland looks […]

Hurricane Ophelia Unearthed an Ancient Skeleton in Ireland

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

It may date to the Iron Age, and could be part of a larger burial site.

Ship's Terrifying Ophelia Footage Shows How Dangerous Hurricane Conditions Can Be When Ports Are Closed

These harrowing accounts resulted from the closure of Port of Cork, leaving many ships with nowhere to go.

How Unusual Is It For Ireland To Experience A Hurricane? The Answer is “Very Unusual.”

When Hurricane Ophelia slammed into Ireland, it was the most powerful storm ever recorded in the eastern Atlantic. Is the pattern of Atlantic storm activity changing with increasing ocean temperatures How Unusual Is It For Ireland To...Show More Summary

This Is What It Feels Like To Be On A Ship In The Middle Of A Huge Storm

Hurricane Ophelia may have been downgraded to a tropical storm, but that doesn't make the waves it has created any less scary. The post This Is What It Feels Like To Be On A Ship In The Middle Of A Huge Storm appeared first on The Good Men Project.

WATCH: Tanker Caught in Hurricane Ophelia Off Ireland

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Check out this video showing a tanker battling the elements off Cork, Ireland as remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the island as one of the strongest storms in decades. The Port of Cork was closed to all shipping operations on Monday due to the storm, but by Tuesday it was back up and running as normal. Show More Summary

Hurricane Ophelia: ‘Idiotic’ swimmers blasted for bathing off coast of Ireland as Storm Ophelia hits

Two swimmers have been branded “idiots” after recklessly ignoring severe weather warnings to go bathing off the coast of Ireland as the eye of Storm Ophelia approached. Pensioner Timmy Flaherty and bather Emer Cannon defied advice urging people to stay indoors as experts warned the storm would bring flooding, violent, destructive winds and a danger [...]

Why We Should Be Very Scared About Tropical Storms Hitting Ireland

This story was originally published by Slate and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  An already unusual hurricane season just got a lot weirder as Tropical Storm Ophelia set her sights on…Ireland and the British Isles. Show More Summary

Ireland Reckons With Damage From Its Deadliest Storm for Decades

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia left three people dead and a trail of destruction, with electricity and water compromised for thousands.

Ophelia batters U.K. after pummeling Ireland, leaves 3 dead 

Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland. The former Atlantic hurricane downed trees and power lines, sent waves surging over coastal defenses and disrupted transport again Tuesday, a day after making...

Ophelia shows many hurricanes could reach Europe in the future

Tropical cyclones often get to Europe but normally they have weakened by the time they get there. Not any more, thanks to climate change

Ophelia shows many hurricanes could reach Europe in the future

Tropical cyclones often get to Europe but normally they have weakened by the time they get there. Not any more, thanks to climate change

Worst Storm in 50 Years Kills 3 in Ireland

The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia slammed into Ireland with wind gusts of up to 80 mph on Monday, killing at least three people, grounding planes, shutting schools, and causing widespread power outages. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar urged people to stay indoors until the storm passed. Tens of thousands of...

Former Hurricane Ophelia Is Making London Look Pretty Apocalyptic Right Now

If you're in London right now you might want to look out your window. It's disturbing to say the least. More »      

“The Laws of Nature Need Not Apply Here” – Ophelia is a sign of things to come

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

  The Northern Ireland administration’s late and confused hurricane warning to school children and young people parallels local political attitudes to climate change. By failing to take climate change seriously even when the evidence is hitting us in the face we are disregarding the rights of our children and young people. The late, confused and more...

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